Elephant

COP15: International cooperation in biodiversity protection

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

To protect these elephants, China and Laos have designated an area of some 200,000 hectares on the border as the "The China-Laos transboundary biodiversity reserve."

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  • To protect these elephants, China and Laos have designated an area of some 200,000 hectares on the border as the "The China-Laos transboundary biodiversity reserve."
  • Meanwhile, the situation described above shows people that in order to truly achieve the ideal state of "harmonious coexistence between humans and nature," cross-border cooperation in biodiversity protection is of paramount importance.
  • In fact, similar to its cooperation with Laos, China has established transboundary protection areas (PA) and ecological corridors with many other countries such as Russia and Mongolia.
  • It also reflects the spirit of upholding multilateralism and foster global synergy on biodiversity protection and governance.

People's Daily Online: COP15 Kicks Off in Kunming, Celebrated by Asian Elephants as "Opening Guests"

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:20pm

Short film "Elephants Journey in Yunnan" was premiered at the opening ceremony.

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  • Short film "Elephants Journey in Yunnan" was premiered at the opening ceremony.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211013005703/en/
    The Asian elephants play with mud.
  • Beginning last year, a herd of wild Asian elephants in Yunnan roamed all the way north.
  • The population of wild Asian elephants has entered a stage of stable recovery and gradual increase.

COP15 kicks off in Kunming, celebrated by Asian elephants as "opening guests"

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:09pm

"Elephants' Journey in Yunnan" records the story of 16 wild Asian elephants which left their habitat in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, last spring and finally returned home after 17 months of trek of 1,300 kilometers.

Key Points: 
  • "Elephants' Journey in Yunnan" records the story of 16 wild Asian elephants which left their habitat in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, last spring and finally returned home after 17 months of trek of 1,300 kilometers.
  • Beginning last year, a herd of wild Asian elephants in Yunnan roamed all the way north.
  • Netizens joked that the elephants would go to Kunming to participate in COP15 conference.
  • The population of wild Asian elephants has entered a stage of stable recovery and gradual increase.

COP15 kicks off in Kunming, celebrated by Asian elephants as "opening guests"

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:05pm

"Elephants' Journey in Yunnan" records the story of 16 wild Asian elephants which left their habitat in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, last spring and finally returned home after 17 months of trek of 1,300 kilometers.

Key Points: 
  • "Elephants' Journey in Yunnan" records the story of 16 wild Asian elephants which left their habitat in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, last spring and finally returned home after 17 months of trek of 1,300 kilometers.
  • Beginning last year, a herd of wild Asian elephants in Yunnan roamed all the way north.
  • Netizens joked that the elephants would go to Kunming to participate in COP15 conference.
  • The population of wild Asian elephants has entered a stage of stable recovery and gradual increase.

Bringing them back from the brink of extinction

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 2:41pm

Besides their extraordinary appearance, their intelligence and social behavior has also made them an intriguing subject for observation.

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  • Besides their extraordinary appearance, their intelligence and social behavior has also made them an intriguing subject for observation.
  • "Habitat loss continues to be the number one threat to the survival of the Sumatran elephant," Mossbrucker said.
  • Through his book, Mossbrucker aims to raise awareness of the significance of the Sumatran elephant and the conservation efforts to bring them back from the brink of extinction.
  • Run by the Wildlife Conservation International (WCI) Board, IEP was formed to conserve elephants' entire ecosystems in a holistic manner.

Philips launches Pediatric Coaching to enhance MR imaging patient experience for young children

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 9:00am

Using gamification and buddy system techniques to prepare children and their parents beforehand, the solution helps guide young children through the MRI procedure to significantly enhance the patient experience.

Key Points: 
  • Using gamification and buddy system techniques to prepare children and their parents beforehand, the solution helps guide young children through the MRI procedure to significantly enhance the patient experience.
  • Pediatric Coaching is the latest initiative launched within the Philips Ambient Experience portfolio, featuring a wide range of dedicated solutions to help enhance the experience of patient and staff.
  • By helping to empower children during an MRI scan, the Philips Pediatric Coaching solution overcomes many of these issues.
  • Next to the MRI journey, Philips also plans to make its Pediatric Coaching available in other diagnostic imaging modalities such as CT.

Seaweed a model solution for fighting climate change

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 3:22pm

Researchers from KAUST and Aarhus University believe seaweed is a model solution to climate change, biodiversity loss, joblessness, hunger and environmental damage.

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  • Researchers from KAUST and Aarhus University believe seaweed is a model solution to climate change, biodiversity loss, joblessness, hunger and environmental damage.
  • Our research consolidates seaweed farming as an underpinning of a sustainable future, Professor Carlos Duarte, study lead author said.
  • Achieving zero hunger, supporting good health, making clean energy affordable, as well as supporting industrial innovation, climate action, and ocean conservation, are all outcomes of cultivating seaweed.
  • This, of course, might encounter roadblocks in legislatures around the world as western regulations, where seaweed farming is just starting, are quite unwelcoming to seaweed aquaculture.

Equality-Focused Professional Rugby League Launches This November

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 3:55am

LISBON, Portugal, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Rugby Tens Championship (R10C), a new global professional Rugby Union 10s series for Men and Women, with Academy Boys and Girls, launches in Lisbon, November 27 - 28, 2021.

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  • LISBON, Portugal, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Rugby Tens Championship (R10C), a new global professional Rugby Union 10s series for Men and Women, with Academy Boys and Girls, launches in Lisbon, November 27 - 28, 2021.
  • Portuguese Rugby Federation President, Mr. Carlos Amado da Silva, welcomes the Tens: "The Portuguese Union is proud to be associated with and to endorse the Rugby Tens Championship.
  • Celebrating its kick-off, Rugby Tens Championship has the potential to become one of the world's premier tournaments for Tens rugby players from all over the world.
  • This international event will be important for the development of young and promising players, promoting exchanges between teams from diverse cultures and showcasing their best rugby skills.

Azamara® Makes its Return to South Africa this Winter Following the Reopening of International Cruising in the Region

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:16pm

MIAMI, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Azamara the boutique cruise line dedicated to Destination Immersion experiences is pleased to reveal its return to South Africa this winter, as the country reopens international cruising in South African waters and ports.

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  • MIAMI, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Azamara the boutique cruise line dedicated to Destination Immersion experiences is pleased to reveal its return to South Africa this winter, as the country reopens international cruising in South African waters and ports.
  • "A trip to Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the kind of travel Azamara is known for, which is why I am so pleased to confirm our guests are now welcome back to South Africa following the reopening of its ports to international cruising," says Azamara President, Carol Cabezas.
  • For more informationon Azamara's 2022 South African itineraries, please visit: www.azamara.com
    Azamarais an upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion experiences.
  • Guests can experience a boutique hotel at sea with inclusive amenities such as gratuities, select beverages, exclusive cultural events and more.

PVcase Closes Oversubscribed Series A Round with $23M

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 1:00pm

PVcase , a Lithuanian-based solar software provider, announced today that it raised more than $23 million USD in Series A funding, making this the largest solar software company fundraising round in Europe.

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  • PVcase , a Lithuanian-based solar software provider, announced today that it raised more than $23 million USD in Series A funding, making this the largest solar software company fundraising round in Europe.
  • Founded in 2018, PVcase helps companies design, estimate, and optimize commercial and utility scale solar assets.
  • PVcase allows its customers to deliver market-leading projects faster than their competitors by transforming complex engineering processes with a simple and intuitive interface.
  • PVcase is proud to be leading the way as companies look for engineering solutions to help streamline the end-to-end processes of PV design.